Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 25, 2009
My mother has a fairly rare heart condition known as Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy. It is a disease of the muscle of the heart in which a portion of the muscle of the heart is thickened without any obvious cause. It’s a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in any age group and causes disabling
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
From the Texas Heart Institute’s website, we learn the following about our human heart. It weighs between 7 and 15 ounces (16 ounces is one pound.)It is the size of our fist (Make a fist.) For a person who lives a long life it will beat up to 3.5 billion times. It pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
Palm Sunday Praises Likened to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
A few years ago there was a pastor visiting the U.S. He had lived in what had been East Germany - from the region of Thuringen, Germany. He spoke to us about November 9th 1989 - and important date in the history of Germany - the day that
Holman Bible dictionary states the HEART is the center of the physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. This contrasts to the normal use of kardia ("heart") in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Oct 14, 2010
A nurse on the Pediatric Ward before listening to the little ones' heart beat would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response to equal four-year old David's comment. She
As Ronald Knox taught, the greatest human tragedy is not a broken
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
Quote: Woody Allen the comedian who said:
"It’s hard to get your heart and your head to agree in life.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
THE HEART IS LIKE A GARDEN
John Owen: "The hearts of believers are like gardens, wherein there are not only flowers, but weeds also; and as the former must be watered and cherished, so the latter must be curbed and
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 13, 2011
THE TRUE REFERENCE POINT
Nuclear submarines consist of some of the most amazing technology on the planet. These incredible military vessels can stay underwater for ninety days, but every ninety days the submarine must resurface to maintain proper alignment with the North Star. While
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2011
Vance Havner put it best when he wrote, "We need a heart warming...The early Christians did not need a shot in the arm every Sunday to keep them going. They knew Jesus and they upset the world and worried the devil and gave wicked rulers insomnia and started something the jails
Contributed by Brad Henry on Aug 9, 2011
SEEING THE HEART
When everyone starts filing into work today what if you could just see the inward appearance? You would not see who is the nicest dressed or nicest looking. All you would see would be the same spirit of everyone BUT in that spirit you would see their heart. Their heart would
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
When I was in the U.S. Army, I remember we had to pull guard duty many times. The purpose of guard duty was to ensure that other soldiers, equipment, or areas were protected from the enemy. I can recall that in basic training, or boot camp, we had to memorize three General Orders and
Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Feb 23, 2002
THE PEOPLE WITH THE ROSES
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose.
His interest in her had
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 2, 2002
A. W. Tozer, another wonderful devotional writer said this:
The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is the potential capacity of the human heart. Being made in the image of God, it is capable of almost unlimited extension in all directions. And one of the world’s greatest
Contributed by David Moore on Nov 14, 2008
HEART LIKE A JAFFA CAKE
Did you ever wonder why a Jaffa Cake is a Jaffa Cake and not a Jaffa Biscuit? Apparently HM Customs and Excise wondered the same thing, especially when cakes are VAT free and biscuits incur 17.5 percent, so given the popularity of Jaffa Cakes the government decided to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
Words Do Things
One poet tells how a certain man who had performed a heroic act found it impossible to tell his friends about it for a lack of words to describe it.
But there was a witness to the event whom the poet refers to as having been "afflicted with the necessary magic of words."
Contributed by Angel Caballero on Jun 17, 2009
The phrase "hardness of heart" is used not only for God’s people’s enemies, like Pharaoh in Egypt, but also for God’s people, Israel.
In the New Testament it describes
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jun 24, 2009
We say "I give you my heart..." Maybe we should say, "God, give me Your heart." Let my heart beat with the heartbeat of God...Let my heart be broken by what breaks his heart..." God is chasing you...will you come to Him?
You need a heart transplant - He
The heart is the seat of man’s inner life.
It represents our true character.
The seat of our emotions, reasoning, will,
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 25, 2009
“When we give our hearts to Christ in salvation, we experience “peace with God” (Romans 5:1); but the “peace of God” takes us a step farther into God’s blessings. This does not mean the absence of trials on the outside, but it does mean a quiet confidence within,